It’s hard to believe it is September and another summer has flown by all too quickly! The human kids have sharpened their pencils, are sporting their new backpacks, and have headed back to school. We “grown-ups” are very quickly settling back into our normal work / life schedules. New routines don’t only affect the small and large humans in our homes, they impact our dog kids as well. (Cats too, though they very well may welcome some peace and quiet). Cesar Milan wrote a great article on the Back to School Doggie Blues. – One of his suggestions for alleviating puppy blues is an afternoon walk and visit.
Let us know how we can help make your fall transition a little easier.
– Your BFFs at Out-U-Go!
September’s P.O.T.M. is…
Age: 4 years
Wrigley is known for laying on his back, paws straight up in the air, to stay cool on a warm summer day. He also enjoys long walks in the park, when bacon accidentally falls on the ground, and anything that squeaks!
Have you met Downers Grove pet sitter, Jen? Get to know her! She has been wagging tails and rubbing bellies with Out-U-Go! for almost two years now, and you can catch her walking pups in the Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills area.
My Furry Family: My goldendoodle, Shiane and my cockateil, Mordecai.
Favorite Treat: Hostess cupcakes.
Favorite Game: Bags.
Best Toy Ever: Skip-it.
The best thing to do on a sunny day is… have a barbeque with my family and friends!
The best thing to do on a rainy day is… watch a movie.
Best Gift Ever: Rollerblades.
Superpower: Super healing power (like Wolverine from X-Men!).
Life Philosophy: If you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?
If I could say one thing to the whole world it would be… adopt your best friend from your local Humane Society!
We are wagging our tails super fast in excitement for July’s Movie in the Park feature: Beethoven, a favorite flick of dog lovers everywhere! Bring your pup and stop at the Out-U-Go! table for treats and belly rubs at this fun & free event.
We are looking forward to our third year of participating in the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk fundraiser! The pet walk is all set for Sunday, June 1st starting at 9am at Katherine Legge Park in Hinsdale. We hope to see you there!
When you see us out in your neighborhood, you have probably noticed that no matter how much we love movin’ & shakin’ on our walks, we can’t help but stop and sniff the May flowers with your pups. With blossoms in bloom, we get to thinking about how much we love our furry kiddos and all the love they give us back (usually in the form of sloppy kisses and wiggly behinds!).
In honor of this special bond, we’re on Facebook & Twitter celebrating National Pet Month! We’re sharing some surprising benefits that our four-legged family members offer us, in addition to top tips for humans to further better the lives of our beloved furbabies. Get in on the conversation!
Typically when we talk rescue stories, it’s in reference to our beloved pup and kitty pals. Earth Day, though, provides a great opportunity to consider a broader spectrum to include our wildlife pals, too!
Like pets, there are animals in nature needing human love and support. Sea lions are one such example, and The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has an incredible program to rescue them. The aquarium notably adopted a blind sea lion pup, Cruz, who wouldn’t have survived in the wild on his own. With the help of the Shedd team, he’s found a safe home filled with friends, both human and fellow sea lion. To see more about Cruz, check out his story.
Pups of all ages and breeds are invited to a special Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19! The event takes place at the dog park at Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access in Shorewood, IL, near Downers Grove!
Your furry friend will have fun sniffing for eggs filled with special prizes or dog treats. Be sure to bring a basket for collecting your findings at Hugs for Hounds!